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Genderqueer  // Echo Brooks (pseudonym) is a 40+ genderqueer writer. Read her/his/other blog at DysphoricallySpeaking.blogspot.com

08 Apr Posted by in Genderqueer | 3 comments

I Crashed Chick-Fil-A

I Crashed Chick-Fil-A

Ah Chick-Fil-A, you never cease to amuse me. For over six months I have been watching them erect a Chick-Fil-A right outside my local mall.  I have heard people spouting their love for the chicken sandwiches and begging March, and the grand opening, to get here. Most people in this town are probably unaware of […]

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15 Jan Posted by in Genderqueer | 1 comment

Thumbs down on “Tolerance”

Thumbs down on “Tolerance”

I do a lot of advocating on the bullying issue. As a survivor of both bullying and several bad suicidal attempts, I am well versed on the topic. Lately we hear so much about teaching tolerance to our children. I hate that word tolerance. To me it implies that kids should just accept that someone […]

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19 Aug Posted by in Genderqueer | Comments Off

Do I look Like A Boy?

Do I look Like A Boy?

In 1973 I wanted a haircut.  Maybe it was 1974.  I was in kindergarten. My hair was long, always in pony tails and a part of me that didn’t seem to fit right. I wanted short hair. Not quite like a boy but not quite like a girl.  I wanted something in between.  Something that […]

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02 Mar Posted by in Genderqueer | 4 comments

Gender Confessions

Gender Confessions

Recently I took part in a project regarding gender variances. Contributors were asked to send in photographs of a phrase that described how they identified and then a “confession” revealing something that could be perceived as “off” for someone that identifies as such. I made five submissions: I am genderqueer. I have a vagina….but I […]

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11 Oct Posted by in Genderqueer | Comments Off

Gender-Bending Day in High School

Gender-Bending Day in High School

A conversation with a bunch of high school students certainly gives one food for thought. Recently I had a friend sit with a group of teens at a school in Texas. It was Sadie Hawkins day. Back when I went to high school that meant the girls asked the boys to a dance. Sadie Hawkins […]

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29 Aug Posted by in Genderqueer | Comments Off

Boxers and a Bra

Boxers and a Bra

I haven’t spent nearly as much time writing my thoughts as I have been thinking them. With so much happening these past couple of months I must admit I run out of time in the day before I run out of things I need to accomplish. Sometimes taking the time to write feels selfish when […]

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10 Jul Posted by in Genderqueer | 1 comment

The Hangover: Part II, Transphobic?

The Hangover: Part II, Transphobic?

So what’s the deal with The Hangover: Part II?  I went to see the movie prior to reading any reviews or articles on it. I admit my opinion can be swayed, especially by negative feedback.  The movie itself was about as shallow and unimpressive as the first one, but sometimes we just need a stupid […]

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14 May Posted by in Genderqueer | 3 comments

My Brain is a Many Gendered Thing

My Brain is a Many Gendered Thing

Harry Benjamin Syndrome is just that, a syndrome. It is a medical condition that ultimately explains what many people have long since called a psychological phenomenon; transsexualism. I first read about this condition on a blog. Eternally seeking to explain my gender oddities away, I naturally read and researched the topic of HBS. I learned […]

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04 Apr Posted by in Genderqueer | 1 comment

Gender is Not Sex

Gender is Not Sex

Watching a recent show on transgendered people reminded me of a common thread I have noted since first advocating for transgendered folks, especially female to males (FTMs); genital reassignment surgery and its lack of necessity for many. At first I was quite confused as to why someone who was so obviously born into the wrong […]

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07 Mar Posted by in Genderqueer | Comments Off

The Dilemna of Whole Body Scanners

The Dilemna of Whole Body Scanners

People are concerned not only for their privacy but for a variety of other reasons when faced with the possibility of being subject to a full body scan at airport security check points. Privacy and what some deem illegal search and seizure seemed to be the main topics in the news and opinions articles put […]

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